All Elite Wrestling is gearing up to start their show on TNT starting on October 2nd and tickets will go on sale for their first show this Friday. The Capitol One Arena in Washington DC is a big venue for All Elite Wrestling’s first television show, but they won’t be sticking to huge markets.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained AEW’s plan to run smaller arenas, but they will still be taking into considering the amount of fans who need to be in a building in order for it to look good on television.
“I know that they’re looking at buildings that hold between 6 and 11,000 depending on the market. That’s the mentality. So they will go to smaller buildings than the Capitol One Arena which is being set up for 14,300 tickets.”
AEW will be touring the United States and taking their roster out of the country as well. They plan on holding a live television show on TNT which is a very exciting proposition. The biggest question is how well they will continue to sell tickets as their show becomes a weekly televised event.
We will have to wait and see how tickets sell for their first show at the Capitol One Arena in Washington, DC. However, AEW isn’t going to be exclusively playing large arenas. This gives a lot of markets an opportunity to get a weekly television show brought to their town when WWE would previously only consider running a live event in the same venue. That strategy could end up paying off big time for AEW.
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